To answer the question “how much do wigs cost?”, let’s first talk about earrings.


Stick with me. I promise this’ll all make total sense!

The question… “how much do earrings cost?” has no straightforward answer.

If you’re looking at Walmart, you can find some cute sterling silver studs with small cubic zirconia stones for under $5.

If you’re looking at Tiffany & Co you can find platinum and 18k gold with yellow and white diamonds for $64,000. (Yes, they’re stunning!)

So the answer to “how much do earrings cost?” is… it depends on the earrings.

Same with wigs.

How much wigs cost depends on a number of factors.

That said, we’re happy to share some share some average cost info with you. This will give you at least a basic idea of what you can expect to pay for different types of wigs.

How Much Do Wigs Cost in 2018:

At the extremes, you can find wigs from $5 – $10,000.

On the $5 side, you’re looking at a cheaply made costume type wig. On the $10,000 side you’re looking at a high quality, human hair wig custom made just for you.

On Amazon (why shop anywhere else ;), you’re looking at about $10 for a cheap, synthetic wig up to about $2600 for a quality human hair wig.

Want more specific numbers?

Well, for a good quality synthetic hair wig, you can figure on $250 – $300 being a good average cost.

For a good quality human hair wig, the average cost is in the $1000 – $1500 range.

What Affects the Cost of a Wig?

There are some obvious and not-so-obvious things that affect how much you’ll end up paying for a wig.

As seen above, the type of hair used (as well as the quality of the hair) has a big affect on cost. Wigs made with synthetic materials cost less than those made with 100% real human hair.

If it’s a human hair wig, where the wig comes from makes a difference in cost. Wigs with European hair costs the most, followed by hair from India/Asia and then wigs with human hair mixed with animal hair comes next.

The hair length of the wig is another factor that affects the price. Wigs with long hair require more material to make so they cost more than short hair wigs.

The material used for the wig’s cap also affects costs. Different types of caps include monofilament, lace front, basic caps and capless. Besides the material used for the cap, the size of the cap will also affect price.

Other factors that affect the cost of your wig include:

  • Color
  • Hairstyle
  • Custom vs. Off-the-shelf
  • Brand
  • Wig construction
  • Hand-made vs. machine made
  • Hair texture (curly, straight, wavy)
  • Whether the wig is heat friendly or not

From all the stuff listed above, you can see why it’s hard to give a good average cost for a wig!

But the good news about it all is, with so many options, you’re sure to find a wig that meets your needs and budget.

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